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Book Review: CISSP in 21 Days
By: Barzan 'Tony' Antal
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    2009-04-22

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    Out of hundreds of different certifications available on certain specific niche topics, CISSP is one of the most prestigious and internationally recognized certifications. It has very tough requirements, and the certification process is exhaustive. Today we’re going to review a book that targets CISSP aspirants that have their exam around the corner. This book is a quick-revision guide, providing a strict 21-day plan to review your aptitude.

    M. L. Srinivasan, CISSP, the author of the book, is an Information Technology and Information Security professional with over 18 years of experience in numerous IT-related domains such as programming, network technologies, security administration, and most importantly, Information Security-related consulting, auditing, and training. He has developed various training solutions over the years (e.g.: cVn).

    At the moment he is the chairman and CEO of a technology company focused on development of IS-related products, training, and services. The author is fully qualified and has earned plenty of experience over the past decade, having performed dozens of security audits to mid- and large-sized organizations. He is a prolific trainer and speaker.

    The subtitle of the book tries to sum up what the book will be about: Boost your confidence and get a competitive edge to crack the exam.” Many of the candidates find out right after the exam that they failed due to their lack of confidence. The author believes that reviewing the entire material over the course of a strict day-by-day schedule should give a competitive edge that candidates often lack prior to the exam.

    The listed cover price of the book is US$39.99, UKŁ24.99, EU€30.99. However, do yourself a favor and try to find certain discounts that are available from specific bookstores. For example, at the time of writing this review, there’s a 10% discount if you order a copy directly from PACKT Publishing. This means you can get it at Ł22.49, $35.99, and €27.89. Amazon also offers this ten percent discount.

    The purpose of this review is to present the main qualities of the book while summarizing each chapter as briefly as possible. After these distillations, we can go over a few key points regarding the book. In the end, you can expect to find out my subjective opinion and whether or not I’d recommend this book.

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